Frankly, Why Do You Even Think You’re Right?

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We recently replaced a 13-year-old dryer: it took 2 1/2 hours to dry a regular load of clothes.  The only problem was, the newly acquired dryer took just as long.  The manufacturer sent out a technician to investigate, and he solved the matter in minutes.  After a few questions, he confirmed there was heat in the dryer, and then went outside to check the venting.  “Your dryer’s fine.  It’s your vent that’s…

If You’ve Recently Failed at Something, Here’s Why You Should Cheer Up

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If you’re human, you’re going to fail at something at some point.  Hopefully it won’t be a big mess, and hopefully it won’t be too public.  But safe to say, if you push yourself to succeed and push to achieve the famous “stretch” goals, at some point, the wheels will come of the track, and it gets ugly. But no worries.  Life could be worse. How? First, you’re only one person.…

Billy Beane became famous for his use of data-based decisions (or sabermetrics) in baseball.  It led to the 2003 book Moneyball by Michael Lewis, as well as the 2011 Oscar-nominated film starring Brad Pit by the same name.  You may not be  a manager of major league team or one of Hollywood’s leading actors, but you can at least make use of some fascinating statistics regarding leadership development.  Click here to learn…

Why a Leader’s First Decision is Often Wrong

I’ve chosen a word at random. Is it more likely that the word starts with a K, or that K is the third letter in the word? If you’re like most people, you’ll say it’s more likely the word starts with a K. However, there are more than twice as many words that have K in the third position than those that start with it. (more…)
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